I officially declare most of the 9th place teams have the WORST luck/elimination story ever.
Heather and Eve from 1st to last because of a penalty
Jim and Marsha for being completely left behind and placed on the very last flight
Lena and Kristy, nuff said
Debbie and Bianca getting lost for
hours and ate loads of meat and still lost to 4 teams who quit the Roadblock
Mark and Bill arriving 8th and receiving a 30 mins penalty and dropping to last place
Brad and Victoria with their flight connection
Zev and Justin for losing their passport
Connor and Jonathan from 1st to last
Jaime and Cara completely losing it in China/U-TURNed
Caitlin & Brittany arriving at the pitstop in 6th accidentally, didn't get U-TURNed but checked-in last anyway
Jessica and John Y U NO USE EXPRESS PASS
Chester and Ephraim MEGA BAD LUCK BRIAN FLIGHTS moment
And to be honest, I thought that many of the ninth place teams had potential but were done in by just one mistake that cost them the game. Many of these teams had really good leg placements before they were doomed by really bad luck/decision on the 3rd leg.